I am married to Jacqueline Barnes and we have three daughters, JaToryia, Brookline, and Jaceline. Outside of teaching and coaching, I am the Associate Pastor at Roberts Missionary Baptist Church. I am a 2001 graduate of San Augustine High School. After High School I attended Stephen F. Austin and East Texas Baptist University. I played one year of basketball at Stephen F. Austin and three years of football at East Texas Baptist University. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in English. Shortly afterwards, I was employed by San Augustine ISD to teach and to be an assistant coach. In 2008 I became the Head Basketball Coach, and have won over 250 games in 13 years. Throughout my tenure as a head basketball coach, we have a state tournament appearance, two regional tournament appearances, four region quarterfinal appearances and four district championships. I have also been named district coach of the year four times, and was named the Don Coleman Outstanding 2A Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 2017. During my time as an assistant football coach, we were in the playoffs ten years, won five district championships, regional finalist once, and state semifinalist three times. The previous six years, I served as the offensive coordinator where our team averaged over 40 points per game. In 2019 we were in the top five in the state in ppg from 1A-6A averaging over 55 ppg. I have served as head track coach since 2015. During that time, we have won two district championships, two Area Championships, and was crowned State Champions in the 4x200 relay in 2018. We have had several other relays and individuals qualify for the state track meet.
Head Volleyball & Head Track Coach
I am the Head Volleyball and Head Track Coach. Track is my favorite sport. I coached for two years in Jasper. I coached for three years in Hemphill. Although I had talented and wonderful athletes at both these places, my heart was always at San Augustine. I have now been coaching for three years at San Augustine and I can now truly embrace my love and passion for sports because I'm home and HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. I grew up in an athletic atmosphere. Everyone in my family is very athletic and growing up I didn't see sports as an option but instead a way of life. During my career, I had coaches that really helped me. They taught me things that I would be able to carry on throughout my life. They made an impact on me and I strive to make an impact on those around me. I believe in giving back and paying forward, so I vowed that I will pass along all the knowledge and wisdom I gained to every athlete I came across. Coaching is an action, it teaches determination, dedication, perseverance, and self-motivation. I believe all athletes CAN if THEY WILL. I coach not only because I love sports, I coach because I love to see the athletes succeed. "A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." Ara Parasheghian. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, workout, and shop online!!!!
Football, Powerlifting, & Track Coach
Football is my favorite sport. This is my sixth year at San Augustine. I have been coaching for a total of 17 years. I got into coaching because it's a passion, I enjoy seeing our young students succeed. I had some influential coaches in my life and wanted to inspire students as they did for me. During my free time, I like to spend time with my family, play paintball, and enjoy watching sports.
Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, & Track Coach
Football is my favorite sport. This is my Fifth year coaching. I enjoy spending time with my son, fishing, and watching football . I joined the coaching profession because I was motivated by the coaches that contributed in molding me into the person that I am now. The opportunity to build a relationship and have a life long effect on a child's life is second to none. I also want to make it my mission to see that a child that is playing sports never regrets the time spent playing and striving to achieve a goal.
Football, Basketball, & Track Coach
Track is my favorite sport. I have coached at San Augustine for 5 years now. I believe coaching gives you the best opportunity to be a major impact on the youth today. A great coach will have a lasting impression on the minds of young men and women that they come in contact with. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.
Football & Baseball
Baseball and Football are my two favorite sports. This is my 3rd year at San Augustine. I got into coaching because of the passion I have for the game and I wanted to share that passion with young athletes. I also had coaches that inspired me and pushed me to be excellent, so I strive to do the same with today's athletes. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, hunt, fish and watch/play sports.
This is my 10th year to coach tennis and my first at San Augustine. My first 9 years were spent at Medina Valley HS in Castroville, TX. I played tennis in high school and have enjoyed getting to see the sport from the coach's side. I love being a part of the coaching staff and I'm looking forward to my children growing up around athletics. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.
Head Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, Asst. Trach Coach
My name is Kendall Cotten and I hail from Milano, Texas. I have been in education for 15 years. My certification is in physical education and 4-8 composite social studies. I am the Head Girls Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, and Asst. Track Coach. I chose the teaching and coaching profession to make a difference in the lives of young people. I try to lead by example, care for all individuals, and always create and maintain a positive environment for kids. I have had a very rewarding experience in this profession. In my career, I have coached football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and track. I love all sports and support all activities so to say, I do not have a favorite. This will be my 3rd year at San Augustine. I have also coached at Tenaha, Hubbard, Snook, and Dalhart. During my free time, I spend time with my family, ride horses, work mules to a wagon, and watch westerns on TV.